Richard Linklater Has Some Sound Advice for How to Deal with People Who Talk and Text During Movies
First of all, because we’re on the subject, go see Boyhood if it has come to your area. It’s expanding to 33 theaters this week, and will no doubt continue to roll out to the rest of the country. It’s phenomenal. A once-in-a-lifetime movie. You will not see a better movie in 2014.
If you get the opportunity, you should also watch the best movie of the year in the best theater in the country, the Alamo Drafthouse. They have them in other locations around the country besides just Texas now, and I’d probably put the drive-time value at 2 hours, which is to say: If you live within two hours of an Alamo Drafthouse (here are the current locations), it’s worth the drive.
One of the reasons (besides a great menu and a nice alcohol selection) is that the Drafthouse doesn’t put up with shitty patrons. If you talk or text, you will be dismissed. You may be shamed. In fact, you may even be used as an example.
The chain also has a lot of great Don’t Talk or Text bumpers, reminding you that if you do talk or text, you will be dismissed and shamed, or even … have a straw stabbed into your jaw.
You tell ‘em, Linklater.